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Wayne’s working wanderings

Wayne’s working wanderings

The beginning of August was a busy time for FMM’s curator Wayne Harley as he had a busman’s holiday in Germany as a working guest of renowned international auctioneer house, Coys of London. Wayne was invited by the CEO of Coys, Chris Routledge, to help out at the company’s first visit to the annual Schloss…

Heidi visits SA

Heidi visits SA

No, not the children’s book character, but Heidi Hetzer, a 77-year-old former mechanic, automobile dealer and rally driver who is driving around the world in a 1930 Hudson. Diminutive Heidi is more or less following in the tracks of German woman Clärenore Stinnes, who made a similar journey from 1927 to 1929. Heidi began her journey…

Collection in action – T

Collection in action – T

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we look at a model from one of the auto world’s more innovative manufacturers that was situated behind the Iron Curtain, in Czechoslovakia. Tatra is one of the automotive world’s less-recognised manufacturers, yet its origins go back to 1850,…

A taste Of Italy

A taste Of Italy

The latest change to the museum’s exhibits is in Hall B where 10 of FMMs Italian collection have been placed on view. The cars are a 1922 Isotta Fraschini  Tipo 8, 1939 Fiat Topolino, 1947 Lancia Aprilia, 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Berlinetta, 1955 Moretti 750S, 1956 Maserati 150S, 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso…

A festival of motoring

A festival of motoring

2016 marks new beginnings for the South African Motor Show with the launch of the SA Festival of Motoring taking place from August 31-September 4 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre. As well as providing an opportunity to experience the new revamped, iconic South African race circuit, the venue will provide the…

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